The da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand your surgeon’s capabilities and offer a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option for major surgery.
Instead of a large incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons operate through a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.
Although it is often called a “robot”, the da Vinci System cannot move or operate on its own. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the System. The latest robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments
The unique features of the da Vinci System enable your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
- To learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System, read about da Vinci features.
Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.
Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.
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